Visit London Blog » waldorf hilton http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Hotel News: Easter Treats, New Suites and Long Sleeps http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/04/hotel-news-easter-treats-new-suites-and-long-sleeps/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/04/hotel-news-easter-treats-new-suites-and-long-sleeps/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:42 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=38438 Easter afternoon tea at The Royal Horseguards

There’s a distinct foodie theme to this month’s hotel news with tasty Easter treats and new activities to make wine- and cake-lovers salivate. Away from the table, there are new luxury suites to enjoy and a special project to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Last-minute Easter egg-citement

There are plenty of Easter offerings at London hotels this weekend. Among them, The Royal Horseguards has introduced a special afternoon tea menu as well as children’s treats such as Easter bunny macaroons, egg nest cupcakes and egg decorating. While over at Hilton London Metropole, you can try tempting cocoa-based creations at the EG Chocolate Corner in the lobby.

Foodie delights

The Royal Garden Hotel has seen the re-opening of its Park Terrace Restaurant this month after a £1.5 million refurbishment, and it’s celebrating by offering guests a free glass of wine with any two- or three-course meal during April or May.

Waldorf Hilton's Patisserie MasterclassContinuing the foodie theme, Waldorf Hilton will be running patisserie masterclasses from 24 May. Aimed at helping enthusiastic beginners, the hotel’s pastry chef David Conlon will share his top tips for making the perfect cakes.

Wine-lovers will be licking their lips at The Landmark London’s new wine and cheese evenings on the third Wednesday of every month. There are six different tipples to tantalise the tastebuds, complemented by cheeses from a specific country at each tasting in its twotwentytwo restaurant.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower has introduced a ‘gentlemen’s club’ experience featuring a golf simulator and private dining in the on-site Rib Room Bar & Restaurant. The hotel has also announced it will be running a Fitness Retreat in July with weekend sessions providing inspiration and guidance on getting fit and staying healthy.

Suite treats

Next month sees the opening of refurbished suites and apartments from Flemings Mayfair, including a stunning penthouse and a roof terrace. This follows hot on the heels of the launch of a new suite at The Kensington Hotel last month; the Kensington Suite comes complete with its own private decanter bar, a daybed and plunge baths.

Flemings Mayfair's new apartmentsAnd it’s goodnight from me…

The Corinthia Hotel London is introducing the Power of Sleep project next month, in which it aims to highlight how important a good night’s sleep is.

There will be a sleep coach on hand to give advice, special spa treatments to indulge in and sleep packages to enjoy. The on-site restaurant, The Northall, has also introduced a new snooze-friendly Sleep Menu featuring essential ingredients for a good night under the duvet.

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Five Christmas Afternoon Teas in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/five-festive-afternoon-teas-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/11/five-festive-afternoon-teas-in-london/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:45:47 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35936 Winter’s here so it’s time to treat yourself to a traditional British afternoon tea with festive twist. We’ve picked out five Christmas-themed afternoon teas in London.

Winter Afternoon Tea at No.Ten Manchester Street, Marlyebone £28 per person (1 November – 30 December)

Elegant boutique hotel No. Ten Manchester Street in Marlyebone has teamed up with its tea supplier, the luxury UK tea emporium Tea Palace, to create an afternoon tea inspired by tea itself.

Served daily at Dieci restaurant, Tea Palace’s festive blends permeate all elements of the festive platter creating a selection of irresistible treats. Expect panna cotta infused with winter apple tea, mini panettones infused with spiced pear tea, mini Christmas spice tea mince pies and Christmas blend infused scones.

Family Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge £29.50 per adult (available every Sunday from 1 December)

This Christmas afternoon tea, created by a Michelin-starred team,  includes an array of sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cream cheese, salt beef and English mustard and a turkey roll with cranberry jelly.

Sweet treats include comforting scones with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream, spiced ginger cake with butterscotch, dark chocolate and Clementine mouse and a chestnut cream tart.

Children’s tea is offered at a discount price of £15 and one grandparent or child (under 12) can enjoy a complimentary tea with every two paying adults.

Festive Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory £34.50 per person  (25 November 2013 and 5 January)

Luxury Covent Garden Hotel One Aldwych presents a  fabulously fun afternoon tea inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  For theatre fans, there’s even an option to combine your afternoon tea with a top price ticket to see the West End musical.

Tuck into blueberry brioche, chocolate golden eggs, gingerbread pops and homemade candy floss! These wonderfully themed treats recall the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale and will leave you feeling like a big kid. This seasonal edition includes cranberry and turkey dishes, spiced pear tea and other winter warmers.

Valrhona Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Brasserie Blanc  £25 per person (14 December only)

Enjoy an exclusive Chocolate Afternoon Tea inspired by the  international best-selling novel Chocolat. While the tea is organised by The Chocolate Festival, it is hosted by expert French Chocolatier Valrhona. Look forward to beautiful chocolate scones, savouries and pastries specially created by Andrew Gravett, Valrhona’s Patissier for Nothern Europe.

The tea will be served in the comfortable surroundings of Brasserie Blanc just opposite The Chocolate Festival itself, plus food experts Kendall & Simms will be creating a special selection of savoury dishes to accompany the sweet treats.

Mamma Mia Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton  £45 per person (16 December only)

Enjoy a West End Afternoon Tea as the stars of Mamma Mia! give a one-off live performance at The Wardolf Hilton, London. This is the perfect opportunity to combine the glamour and magic of London theatre. Settle down into the elegant surroundings of Palm Court to watch an intimate performance of songs from the show as well as some festive favourites.

The festive afternoon tea includes mini mince pies, winter spice Madeleine, red velvet cupcakes, Mont Blanc tart, mandarin délice and ginger bread.

£5 from every afternoon tea will be donated to the hotel’s partner charity, Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity.

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Win! Day 17: Tickets to Aida at the Royal Albert Hall and a Stay at The Waldorf Hilton http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/12/win-day-17-tickets-to-aida-at-the-royal-albert-hall-and-a-stay-at-the-waldorf-hilton/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/12/win-day-17-tickets-to-aida-at-the-royal-albert-hall-and-a-stay-at-the-waldorf-hilton/#comments Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:00:38 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=24240

Can you picture yourself attending the opening night of Aida at the Royal Albert Hall, and then heading back to the famous Waldorf hotel for the night?

If you fancy a luxurious weekend of culture in London, enter today’s Christmas competition to win Aida tickets and an overnight stay at the Waldorf.

Enter now for your chance to win!

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